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Alien Pinball - CONFIRMED!!! - Pinball Brothers Remake

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“Will Chicago Gaming manufacture Alien pinball?”

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#2301 10 months ago
Quoted from PappyBoyington:

Seriously? This isn't groundbreaking shit. It's just a display on the playfield. It's convenient, that's it.

So it is useful, and more convenient than looking up for redundant information on the back-box. Kinda figured that was the case.

#2302 10 months ago
Quoted from Faust:

I thought PB said no deposits were required? You also need a deposit in Europe (where the game costs 8000 euros which is 9700 USD).

Damn....I'd hoped it would be a bit less here. Ofcourse: VAT needs to be added, but still: with 21% it'd be 9410 dollar, which would be € 7741 euro. And I'd think perhaps less shipping costs (not sure) so it'd be a little lower than that. They rounded it upwards though, it seems?

Still: great that it comes available, or so it seems at least.

#2303 10 months ago

I doubt anyone in the US is getting a SV in January because they (PB) would have had to ship a game already. Let’s see some pics or news of a working game please.

#2304 10 months ago
Quoted from Lethal_Inc:

I doubt anyone in the US is getting a SV in January because they (PB) would have had to ship a game already. Let’s see some pics or news of a working game please.

There won't be a single game on US soil in January. That was an incredibly optimistic estimate they've made. Let's hope for better timeline in the next update.

#2305 10 months ago

F that display in the middle of the playfield, just build one in the apron for the LV! I'm digging more of the art on the playfield.....

#2307 10 months ago
Quoted from kidchrisso:

F that display in the middle of the playfield, just build one in the apron for the LV! I'm digging more of the art on the playfield.....

Well, I have to say I love that idea. That would be a great potential apron mod kit that I'd buy.

#2308 10 months ago

Can we just get to see a video of a real, working machine now and not just some renders or pics of empty playfields? I'm really looking forward to this pin re-release but as it is now I'm still wondering if the "new" machine even exist yet. Come on, show us some videos pretty please ?!

#2309 10 months ago
Quoted from Lhyrgoif:

I'm still wondering if the "new" machine even exist yet

According to the Pinside map, 6 people have this game in their collections right now!

#2310 10 months ago
Quoted from Lhyrgoif:

Can we just get to see a video of a real, working machine now and not just some renders or pics of empty playfields?

How dare u sir. Did u not witness the "sledgehammer test" video. I was awestruck. Just what I'm after with this pin. I've lost many a game by accidentally smashing it with the old sledge.

#2311 10 months ago

I’ve said it before, but computer screens are a big part of Alien AND Aliens. The original starts with an extended bootup sequence, then there’s Mother and the ship auto destruct. The second film has the iconic motion trackers and the sentry gun sequence (in the correct version to watch).

This stuff can be done on a backbox display, sure, but it feels a lot more immersive, particularly the motion tracker stuff for it to be in front of you, almost like you’re holding it.

Playfield LCD is as much a USP on this pin for me as the Alien tongue mech. I dearly hope it will feature on the LV.

#2312 10 months ago
Quoted from Durzel:

I’ve said it before, but computer screens are a big part of Alien AND Aliens. The original starts with an extended bootup sequence, then there’s Mother and the ship auto destruct. The second film has the iconic motion trackers and the sentry gun sequence (in the correct version to watch).
This stuff can be done on a backbox display, sure, but it feels a lot more immersive, particularly the motion tracker stuff for it to be in front of you, almost like you’re holding it.
Playfield LCD is as much a USP on this pin for me as the Alien tongue mech. I dearly hope it will feature on the LV.

easy enough to put a screen mod on the apron.... and u wont have worry about screen damage/scratch's, fogging!
just finished the patent, pending....for all games ;D

#2313 10 months ago
Quoted from Roostking:

So it is useful, and more convenient than looking up for redundant information on the back-box. Kinda figured that was the case.

LOL i was thinking that the little playfield display was redundant.

#2314 10 months ago
Quoted from PappyBoyington:

LOL i was thinking that the little playfield display was redundant.

The other way around. In practice, I rarely look up as the data is right there. Beyond being practical, it is beautiful and pulls you into the game.

#2315 10 months ago

It's been crickets on their facebook page since collecting orders . Not inspiring.

Maybe its the put-up or shut-up theory . We had the constant propaganda from Andrew when he had the control , but if we ar esupposed to see games soon , there should be something to show.

Now back to your normally scheduled "playfield screen" discussion.

#2316 10 months ago

I'd appreciate a playfield screen in the LV along with a bigger lcd in the back box. Willing to show said appreciation with my wallet. Otherwise, I'm not interested because aesthetically speaking that's what really distinguishes this game from others.

#2317 10 months ago

really...that's the ONLY thing...hmm...

by that logic, there's no reason to own more than 1 game.

#2318 10 months ago
Quoted from Zablon:

really...that's the ONLY thing...hmm...
by that logic, there's no reason to own more than 1 game.

I see your point. Actually I meant the opposite because I want something different in my lineup.

#2319 10 months ago

Well I put a $1 down for the interest list. I doubt they will make 2 different playfields: One with a pf screen, and one without. From talking to a few of my friends who have either owned or played Alien the majority of them said that this new sentry gun feature is a much needed improvement over the previous design since this aspect of the game was really lacking/confusing. Again I haven't played an Alien, so I don't have an opinion for or against this. Along the same line if this is an improvement to the game I highly doubt they would have this for one and not all versions of the game. I do like the idea of a screen in the apron tho, that way you still get the extra screen and keep the sentry gun feature. I still want to know what all the LV goodies are first before I jump in.

#2320 10 months ago
Quoted from ezeltmann:

It's been crickets on their facebook page since collecting orders . Not inspiring.
Maybe its the put-up or shut-up theory . We had the constant propaganda from Andrew when he had the control , but if we ar esupposed to see games soon , there should be something to show.
Now back to your normally scheduled "playfield screen" discussion.

Thats true. They were "leaking" all sorts of photos, leading up to "taking deposits" Now, nothing..

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#2321 10 months ago
Quoted from Zablon:

I would think that these days the hardware cost of such things (center pf, and large backbox lcd) would be lower, but production costs and other part costs are higher than they were in 2017. I imagine the removal of the center, and smaller bb screen was to offset some of that cost (and probably cheaper motherboard as less outputs needed) which was transferred to the stability improvements, the ball lock, the magnet. However, I can't imagine they saved that much money by making those screen changes.

less out puts are they just mirrored?

Also why no EB button on the new game (when it does stuff in game) + ops can make more with buy in's.

#2322 10 months ago
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#2323 10 months ago
Quoted from Joe_Blasi:

less out puts are they just mirrored?
Also why no EB button on the new game (when it does stuff in game) + ops can make more with buy in's.

I haven't seen the buy-in feature in a game is a LONG time, hard to even think of the last one it was included it but certainly it was the 90s unless there were early 2000s Sterns that had it.

#2324 10 months ago

I did use buy in as a kid when I thought I could get to a free game. Risk - reward kind of thing. Sometimes I wouldn't make it and one ball cost me one credit, sometimes one ball with a multiball I had already almost ready and a free credit, together cost one credit.

#2325 10 months ago

There is almost no activity in this thread. I wonder if it's because we don't have that many people on the pre order list or is it because there are no new updates... or both? LOL

#2326 10 months ago

Honestly there is not much to post till we have built machines. I’m first on the Cointaker list and reached out to Melissa today - she has unfortunately been out sick all week and didn’t have any further updates from Pinball Brothers. Hopefully we’ll get more details next week.

#2327 10 months ago

games?
updates?

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#2328 10 months ago

I wonder if we have an Australian distributor?

#2329 10 months ago
Quoted from jokerpoker:

I wonder if we have an Australian distributor?

It's Wayne

https://mrpinball.com.au/pinball-machines/new/alien

#2330 10 months ago
Quoted from PappyBoyington:

I wonder if it's because we don't have that many people on the pre order list or is it because there are no new updates

Personally I can't believe there's even a pre-order list at all and anyone willing to send money, even a refundable deposit. I'm glad its there cause if that's what its gonna take to get these built and out there I'm all for it. I wouldn't want 1 of 50 or 100 made then it dies. I really wish Stern was doing this, I'm trying to stay away from this thread as I don't want to be downer but can't stay away as I'm excited for the possibility of actually getting this machine. Damn it.

#2331 10 months ago

Makes one wonder why they don't post any more pics, wasn't it supposed to be built and shipped in January. The pin brother's kind of suck in communication with their fans.

#2332 10 months ago
Quoted from Lhyrgoif:

Makes one wonder why they don't post any more pics, wasn't it supposed to be built and shipped in January. The pin brother's kind of suck in communication with their fans.

We just barely hit mid-January. They have 15 more days to ship the first game.

#2333 10 months ago
Quoted from PinballManiac40:

We just barely hit mid-January. They have 15 more days to ship the first game.

Here they come . paint a target on your roof

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#2334 10 months ago

I return occasionally to check on this thread just for the banter.

I know my LV won't even be close to delivery until at least 6 months from now.

I know PB have been getting their ducks in a row for a few years and with the million they previously lost with Heighway and the money they continued to invest since, they have a plan to be successful.

I know PB aren't dependant on pre deposit sales as they're aware they don't get a dime of the pre deposit sales.

I know they went the distributor only route because it was the only way to be taken seriously but the right way to demonstrate their own confidence as well as give their customers confidence.

I know they have deep pockets and they're footing all the bills and investments with the only risks being to themselves.

I know they wouldn't have secured the assets, the license, offered support to those that got screwed, and made improvements in the game design if they weren't serious about being successful.

I know they announced because it fits their timeline and gives the customer base time to plan financially.

I know great interest is there because the US distributor has been inundated with requests to be put on their LV list.

I know we hem and haw like babies for more info but we can't always get what we want, but if we try real hard, we get what we need.

I know they're not Cylons, but I know... They Have a Plan.

These are things I know. I mean, I think I know. We know these things right?

#2335 10 months ago
Quoted from Yipykya:

I return occasionally to check on this thread just for the banter.
I know my LV won't be close to delivery until at least 6 months from now.
I know PB has been getting their ducks in a row for a few years and with the million they previously lost with Heighway and the money they continued to invest since, they have a plan to be successful.
I know PB aren't depending on pre deposit sales as they're aware they don't see a dime of the pre deposit sales.
I know they went the distributor only route because it was the only way to be taken seriously but the right way to demonstrate their own confidence as well as their customer confidence.
I know they have deep pockets and they're footing all the bills and investments with the only risks to themselves.
I know they wouldn't have secured the assets, the license, offered support to those that got screwed, and made improvements in the game design if they weren't serious about being successful.
I know they announced because it fits their timeline and gives the customer base time to plan financially.
I know we hem and haw like babies for more info but we can't always get what we want, but if we try real hard, we get what we need.
I know they're not Cylons but I know... They Have a Plan.
These are things I know. I mean I think I know. We know these things right?

You know a lot.

#2336 10 months ago

I know.

#2338 10 months ago

I know I enjoyed playing Alien at TPF a few years ago.

I know I allowed myself to get caught up in the Predator fiasco.

I know making pinball machines is hard.

I know I will wait until a few hundred buyers are enjoying their issue-free games before I will consider making a purchase.

I know.

#2339 10 months ago

I know of no reason why if they had at least one machine actually built they would not be showing/telling us about it.

Maybe Yipykia does.

#2340 10 months ago
Quoted from alveolus:

I know of no reason why if they had at least one machine actually built they would not be showing/telling us about it.
Maybe Yipykia does.

I know they have a plan

I know they have a timeline

I know you know I don't know anything else

I'm just here for the banter at this point

Lol

#2341 10 months ago

"You don't know sh*t Lebowski!"

Oops sorry wrong unobtanium pin thread...

#2342 10 months ago
Quoted from Yipykya:

I mean, I think I know.

Probably should have started with this
Here's what I know, we are a long ways off from this being anything I'm gonna touch. I also know I have seen gameplay vids and pinball machines shipped and it still all goes to hell. I want this pin as much as anyone, Neh more. Still this is all nothing but fluff. I'm gonna wait till I see massive posts which will indicate gameplay footage or machines shipped. Good day to u kind sirs.

I said good day.

#2343 10 months ago
Quoted from Hazoff:

Still this is all nothing but fluff.
Good day to u kind sirs.
I said good day.

How dare you sir!

This is not fluff.

This is banter!

#2344 10 months ago
Quoted from Yipykya:

I return occasionally to check on this thread just for the banter.
I know my LV won't even be close to delivery until at least 6 months from now.
I know PB has been getting their ducks in a row for a few years and with the million they previously lost with Heighway and the money they continued to invest since, they have a plan to be successful.
I know PB aren't dependant on pre deposit sales as they're aware they don't get a dime of the pre deposit sales.
I know they went the distributor only route because it was the only way to be taken seriously but the right way to demonstrate their own confidence as well as give their customers confidence.
I know they have deep pockets and they're footing all the bills and investments with the only risks being to themselves.
I know they wouldn't have secured the assets, the license, offered support to those that got screwed, and made improvements in the game design if they weren't serious about being successful.
I know they announced because it fits their timeline and gives the customer base time to plan financially.
I know great interest is there because the US distributor has been inundated with requests to be put on their LV list.
I know we hem and haw like babies for more info but we can't always get what we want, but if we try real hard, we get what we need.
I know they're not Cylons, but I know... They Have a Plan.
These are things I know. I mean, I think I know. We know these things right?

Boy you’re a real know it all. Lol!
Just kidding

#2345 10 months ago
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#2346 10 months ago
Quoted from Yipykya:

I know they have a plan
I know they have a timeline

much better than having know plan and know timeline.

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#2348 10 months ago

Their news release was smart, stole a ton of Christmas sales... Alien took my money from the LZ flop, still on the fence with GnR... I'm not a fan of the band. Can't wait to play it Though. I bailed on Lebowski because of the quality issues they have been having, plus paying $4500 more because they f'd up their first try at building it. I have a feeling PB will pull this off... Willing to bet $7777 on it, even if there are a couple of issues...It will be worth it to have this game at this price point. Got a feeling they will jack up the price on later runs. Happy to pay the "get our name out there" price now.

#2349 10 months ago

Somethings I know, and something I dont.

Great tv show ...................anyone can name or even seen it wins the prize.

#2350 10 months ago

Sigh. 25 new posts in this thread almost made me think there was actual news.

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